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Startup Companies Complete Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Incubator Program

Dec 10, 2019

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Nine startup companies with more than three dozen employees raised over $4.1 million in capital and successfully completed the Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) Incubator program. Seven of the companies plan to continue to grow their ventures in San Luis Obispo County.

Cal Poly Campus Health and Wellbeing Adds Gender-Affirming Care

Dec 9, 2019

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly Campus Health and Wellbeing has added gender-affirming care to its slate of available health services to students, providing an on-campus option for transgender and gender-diverse students who seek to align their physical body with their gender identity.

Gender-affirming care is a basic medical service covered by student health fees with no additional co-pays or referrals required. As is the case with other campus health services, any associated prescription costs for gender-affirming care will range between $8 and $30 monthly.

“Being an inclusive campus means that we need to take steps in our provision of health care to meet our students where they are,” said Keith Humphrey, vice president for student affairs. “Adding gender-affirming care is one step in assuring all of our students feel welcomed and valued when they seek that basic human right of health care.”

Cal Poly Orchesis Dance Company to Present ‘50’ Jan. 17-18 and 23-25

Dec 3, 2019

Performance to Feature Company founder Moon Ja Minn Suhr

SAN LUIS OBISPO – The Cal Poly Theatre and Dance Department will present the Orchesis Dance Company’s 50th annual concert, “50,” on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17-18, and Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 23-25, in the Spanos Theatre on campus. Performances will begin at 8 p.m. on all days, with a matinee scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18.

Cal Poly Students Take Top Spots in Statewide Floral Competition

Dec 2, 2019

Cal Poly freshman Kassidy Talbot with her second-place winning entry at the California State Floral Association’s 14th annual student competition.
Cal Poly’s Floral Design Team took home several top honors at the California State Floral Association’s 14th annual student competition, held Nov. 3 at the Original Los Angeles Flower Market.

Cal Poly Annual Poinsettia Sale to Start Dec. 6

Dec 2, 2019

Senior Justin Williams and junior Beth Funke working the greenhouse with this year’s poinsettias
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s annual poinsettia sale, with 4,191 plants and dozens of varieties and colors, will kick off this Friday, Dec. 6, at the Poly Plant Shop and will run through mid-December.

The flowering holiday plants are grown by students in the university’s Poinsettia Agriculture Enterprise Project, which begins every spring.

Cal Poly’s Mustang Media Group Wins 33 National Awards

Nov 25, 2019

Mustang Media Group members pose with their recent awards.
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Mustang Media Group, the Cal Poly Journalism Department’s student-run media organization, won 33 national awards at a recent conference in Washington, D.C.

The awards were presented at the joint convention of the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) and College Media Association (CMA) between Oct. 31 and Nov. 2. Cal Poly’s integrated college media organization took home four first-place awards, 10 second-place, four third-place, and one fifth- place, plus 12 honorable mentions in journalism, broadcasting and advertising for student work published or broadcast during the 2018-19 school year.

Cal Poly Students Place First in Screenwriting and Promotional Video at the CSU Media Arts Festival

Nov 21, 2019

From left, Cal Poly students Matthew Lam, Shanti Herzog and Casey Wieber with their awards at the CSU Media Arts Festival.
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Three Cal Poly students placed at the 29th annual CSU Media Arts Festival in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Nov. 13, sweeping the top three spots in Screenwriting and first in Promotional Video.

Cal Poly Students’ Designs for Moveable Wine Pavilion Available for Public Viewing Dec. 8 in San Luis Obispo

Nov 21, 2019

Architectural engineering major Issac Cameron, left, and architecture major Khanh Nguyen work on their model of an educational pavilion that will showcase the history of wine in San Luis Obispo County.
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly architecture students Jerome Deck and Erica David leaned over an intricate structure of basswood, illustration board and polystyrene sheeting during a recent studio class, carefully working on their model of an educational pavilion to showcase the history of wine in San Luis Obispo County.

Cal Poly Ranked Second in Nation Among Master’s Universities for Study Abroad

Nov 20, 2019

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Institute of International Education has ranked Cal Poly second among master’s institutions in the U.S. for the number of domestic students studying abroad in the 2017-18 academic year.

Cal Poly Students Create Robot That Can Extinguish Embers from Dangerous Wildfires

Nov 20, 2019

Device is one of more than 20 that will be on display during Nov. 22 Project Expo

Mechanical engineering student Kylie Fernandez performs a measurement for her team’s Project EMBER project. Photo courtesy Ryan Kissinger.
SAN LUIS OBISPO — A year after the deadliest wildfire in California history, a team of Cal Poly engineering students has created a robot to detect burning embers and immediately extinguish them with water, potentially protecting residents and their homes.


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